Rebecca Fox

Quality of entries impresses judges

Quality of entries impresses judges

A poetry competition marking poet Robert Burns' birthday has shown his legacy is still alive and well, writes Rebecca Fox.

NZ honour for Bracken

NZ honour for Bracken

Dunedin's Bracken Restaurant has been selected to take part in a national "Plate of Origin'' competition at this year's New Zealand Agri Investment Week.

Festival rich with Dunedin links

Festival rich with Dunedin links

Next month Wellington's New Zealand Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with old favourites and some acts bound to become new favourites. Rebecca Fox discovers a a surprising number of Otago connections among the mix.

Music transcends differences in promotion of peace

Music transcends differences in promotion of peace From more than 20 countries, 150 musicians including former Dunedin-trained composer Tecwyn Evans, the descendants of opposing forces in World War 1, have been brought together on former European battlefields in a concert-length filmed ‘‘mega symphony''.

Plenty to see and do in 2016

Plenty to see and do in 2016

While mystery still surrounds some of the acts coming to Dunedin next year, there is still plenty to put in your new diary, Rebecca Fox discovers.

Found treasures

Found treasures

Silver spoons, old metal cheese graters and grandma knickers all form part of Dunedin contemporary jeweller Victoria McIntosh's work. She tells Rebecca Fox about the work which has been selected to be shown on the international stage.

Young Dunedin jeweller on a learning curve

Young Dunedin jeweller on a learning curve

Young Dunedin jeweller Rebecca Scarlett dedicates her spare time to learning her craft. She tells Rebecca Fox about her work.

Putting man in the landscape

Putting man in the landscape

Not worried about descriptions of his work as ‘‘old school'', Euan Macleod is looking forward to visiting Oamaru, the first stop on a national tour of his work. He tells Rebecca Fox why he likes to be called Australasian.

Taking the chance to dance

Taking the chance to dance

At the end of the Caroline Plummer Community Dance Fellowship, Uzo Nwankpa does not know where time has gone. She talks to Rebecca Fox about her ‘‘Kiwi'' experience.

Cookbooks for Christmas

Cookbooks for Christmas

Lifestyle editor REBECCA FOX looks back on 2015 and provides a quick guide to the latest cookbook releases.